The Gundecha Brothers Will Perform Dhrupad

The Center for Indic Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is pleased to announce an extraordinary Indian classical music concert by the famed exponents of dhrupad, the Gundecha Brothers on Saturday, May 1 at 7 p.m. The concert will take place in room 153 in the College of Visual and Performing Arts building. Parking is available in lots 9 and 10.

DARTMOUTH, MA. - The Center for Indic Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is pleased to announce an extraordinary Indian classical music concert by the famed exponents of dhrupad, the Gundecha Brothers on Saturday, May 1 at 7 p.m. The concert will take place in room 153 in the College of Visual and Performing Arts building. Parking is available in lots 9 and 10. 

Dhrupad is regarded as the quintessence of North Indian classical music style and is also known as Hindustani classical music. A form of devotional music that traces its roots to the Sam Veda, several millennia old, dhrupad has led to or influenced nearly all later forms and styles of Indian music. In this tradition, the vocalist embarks on a voyage of capturing the most perfect pitch of every note in an austere and deeply contemplative mode. 

The Gundecha Brothers (Umakant and Ramakant) are one of India’s leading exponents of the dhrupad style of music and have performed at many prestigious international music festivals and institutions in India, Europe, North America, Australia, Singapore, and the Middle East. The Washington Post remarked, “At their most venturesome, the brothers’ voices seemed more supple and versatile than any string instrument.” 

“These two brothers are a miracle! No one who can make it should miss this event”, exhorted Professor Madhu Jhaveri of UMass Dartmouth. He said, “I never thought that we could be this lucky to have them here on our campus”. 

Tickets are $3 for UMass Dartmouth students, $5 for UMD faculty and staff and $8 for the general public. 

For additional details about the concert or about the UMD Center for Indic Studies please contact Prof. Sukalyan Sengupta via email at ssengupta@umassd.edu or by telephone at (508) 999-8470. 


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